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Sudwerk Hefe-Weizen | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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3.65/5
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77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States
sudwerkbrew.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,228
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
77
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wontonst
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Weizen glass. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Clear straw yellow, fluffy off-white head with excellent retention.

S: Wheaty, clove, banana.

T: Wheaty, clove, banana, apple and a bit of lemon.

F: Light, crisp, clean.

O: Excellent Hefe.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chubenzino
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GFD400
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

With a opaque, bold honey color, it has a subtle lemon taste backed up with a nice, bready malt backbone. Because this lemon taste doesn’t have a rough bitter bite, it’s as though you are having a nice lemon cake! This is better than Honcho Hefewiezen from Mother Earth Brewing and the Hefewiezen from Santa Fe Brewing. After this beer, I highly recommend Karl Strauss’ Hefeweizen and La Cumbre’s A Slice of Hefen!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lahoi
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a good Hefe. Pale straw, but I expected a little more head. Retained a minimal head throughout. Very minimal lacing. A little cloudy.

I smelled florals in a big way. I'm surprised not many others have noted that.

Tasted floral, peppery, spicy, fruity. Fruits were citrusy, but also others.

Feels like a good Hefe. Dry feel is nice. Carbonated nicely.

I enjoyed this beer. For personal preference, however, it's a bit too floral for my loving.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Sudwerk Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours faintly hazy golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles and laces lightly before disappearing.

S: Standard bready wheat and fruity yeast notes, floral, light citrus zest, and a little spice.

T: Grainy wheat, honey malt sweetness, fruity yeast notes, floral, hints of citrus, and a little clove spice.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: The smell and taste are fine, but I wish it was a little lighter in body and looked a bit prettier in my glass.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Robloc303
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Mike-Harms
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Rave
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Ajjonesy11
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Matt_Oleskiewicz
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Sudwerk Hefe-Weizen from Sudwerk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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